One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gilt on paper; Reverse side: ink, color, and gold on paper
69 1/4 x 153 in. (175.9 x 388.6 cm)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Not on view
Three of the seven gods of good fortune—Daikokuten with a wine cup in hand, Ebisu with his red snapper, and round-bellied Hōtei—accompanied by a merry group of Chinese children fill this screen, originally one of a pair, with felicitous associations of wealth, prosperity, and abundance. The elegant fusion of ink and vivid colors, versatile brushwork, and a tight spatial composition mark an accomplished Kano studio product. The figures, too, display the Kano awareness of Chinese, especially Ming, traditions.
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Immortals and Sages: Fusuma Paintings from Ryoan-Ji and the Lore of China in Japanese Art," 1993.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection," June 13, 2017–February 4, 2018.